Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Trails

Mayville, Wisconsin 53050

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Trails

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"One of Wisconsin’s “Seven Natural Wonders” and an internationally recognized Ramsar site (Wetlands of International Importance), Horicon Marsh is 32,000 acres of protected wetlands, attracting hundreds of thousands of birds each year during migration.

This hike follows two loops amid grasses and woods before ending along a boardwalk at the edge of the massive marsh. This hike spends less time along the edge of the waters than does the trek through the state-managed section in this book. But both are quite extraordinary, especially for bird watchers."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison (Menasha Ridge Press)
Kevin Revolinksi
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"Low-lying hills offer great views of prairie and wetlands, and a floating boardwalk allows access to the marsh and its bounty of wildlife. This is the federally run portion of the marsh, so there is no state park fee. It is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the country, and birders treat this as a mecca during the migration periods, when more than 250 species pass through. In May, as many as 100 species of warblers have been recorded. The scenic park road is a 3-mile loop that can also accommodate wheelchairs. If you are looking for a short visit to the marsh, just skip to the Egret Trail and floating boardwalk right near the trailhead. Otherwise, start from the Red Fox Hiking Trail trailhead across the road from the lot entrance." Read more

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Trail Information

Mayville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
4.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, W4279 Headquarters Rd., Mayville, WI 53050; (920) 387-2658; www.fws.gov/refuge/horicon
Local Contacts
USGS Waupun North and South; at visitor center and posted on trail
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018